One of the tasks a homeowner should put at the top of their spring-cleaning quests is making certain their gutters are clean, so they work properly, protecting their home from potential heavy spring rains. Gutters can play hosts to fungi, dead birds, and clumps of hardened leaves that can become a hassle when the rain or snow starts. If you’re cleaning the gutters yourself, you don’t want to end up with a broken vacuum cleaner or a blower that won’t push out the clogs in your gutters all the way.
In this article, you’ll learn about some of the best gutter cleaning tools on the market. A ladderless tool is a smart choice because it minimizes the risk of property damage and physical injury while cleaning your gutters. The reason professional gutter cleaners can sometimes cost so much is the insurance they carry against falls, cuts, and bruises, and a ladderless tool can be your way of circumventing those hazards if you decide to clean your gutters yourself. Some of these products do require some sort of wand or long handle in order to reach above the dwelling.
Telescopic Gutter Cleaners
Telescopic gutter cleaners allow you to reach inside the pipes and obscure corners of your gutters for a thorough cleaning. An example is the GutterSucker Pro from Gutter Sucker Direct. It can clean by sucking up or blowing through any blockages in your gutter.
The GutterSucker Pro has carbon fiber poles and a flexible hose that allows you to reach as high as 40 feet, or four stories above your front stoop. The standard model consumes 3000 watts, and its three reliable motors are capable of blowing water 100 inches up into the air or sucking up and ejecting 9,540 liters of wind volume with the flip of a switch.
With a standard order, you’ll get four 6-meter poles and eight 12-meter poles with various end tools to fit your cleaning needs.
Gutter Cleaning Scoops
While a gutter cleaning scoop isn’t technically a ladderless tool, it is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to give your gutter a thorough sweeping. At $5 to $20 a piece, they are thousands of dollars cheaper than any motorized or telescopic option. A great gutter cleaning scoop for 2021 is the Amerimax Home Products 8300 Getter Gutter Scoop.
A long-time companion of both professional window washers and gutter cleaners alike, the Amerimax Getter Gutter Scoop has kept its original design since its first-time release ages ago.
It has a polypropylene construction that enables it to flex and accommodate any gutter contours and a long tongue that can reach underneath inaccessible spouts. It also has a bright red color that makes it easy to find on any residential or commercial roof, if you’re the type who’s likely to leave tiny tools behind.
Pressure Washer Cleaners
When it comes to cleaning gutters, walls, and driveways, few methods are more gratifying to the eyes than pressure washing. You can see the dirt and grime wash away, layer by layer, by the powerful nozzle you hold in your hands. One such pressure washer with a gutter cleaning attachment for 2021 is the POWER STROKE Powerfit PF31052B.
The Powerfit is a standard pressure washer that you can outfit with a proprietary Power Stroke gutter attachment, which will enable you to clean gutters with a gas pressure of up to 3,000 PSI. This tool features two nozzles that point in opposite directions, which can cut your cleaning time in half.
Vacuuming Gutter Cleaning
Vacuuming through gutters, spouts, and roof shingles is a great way to keep your gutter free of any mold, mildew or clogs. Most gutter vacuums also feature air pressure release modes that allow you to break down stubborn blockages and flush them off your roof. A terrific gutter vacuum for 2021 is the little brother of the best telescopic gutter cleaner, The GutterSucker Pro: The GutterSucker Junior.
The GutterSucker Junior gives you a lot of the functionalities of the Pro without consuming as much power. Unlike the Pro, it can’t reach up to four stories, but for most residential bungalows and two-story townhouses, it’s all you’ll ever need.
The GutterSucker Junior is a wet and dry vacuum that comes with six carbon fiber poles and three multi-function nozzles that you can attach to a 1500-watt motor capable of launching water 88 inches into the air.
If you’re not keen on getting a vacuum just so you can clean your gutters, you can use your old leaf blower with a gutter cleaning attachment. After cleaning off your roof, you can get some yard work done to prepare your home for the next season—a two-for-one deal.
A great gutter cleaning attachment for leaf blowers in 2021 is the WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacs Vacuum Gutter Cleaning Kit WS25051A. Unfortunately, manufacturers like EGO, Husqvarna, and RedMax make gutter cleaning attachments that only work with their blowers.
The Workshop kit, however, features two wands and a 120-degree elbow pipe that will allow you to clean your gutters with most standard leaf blowers. Its 2.5-inch diameter will let you collect debris such as dead birds, children’s toys, and broken branches with ease.
Gutter Cleaning Tongs
Gutter cleaning tongs are uniquely practical. Unlike most gutter vacuums and blowers, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a powerful motor, and you don’t need to climb up a ladder like a scoop would have you do.
An example of gutter cleaning tongs for 2021 is the Gutter Sense Gutter Tool. The Gutter Sense is a telescopic set of tongs with a 14-inch spread and 2.5-inch paddles, perfect for commercial and residential gutters. It’s lightweight and easily extendable up to two stories high while also being compatible with ordinary handles and extension poles.
Gutter Helmet….the Best, Permanent Solution
There are many gutter cleaning gadgets that can assist homeowners when faced with the undesirable but necessary chore of cleaning gutters. In fact, over the years many homeowners will acquire a hodge-podge of plastic scoops, tongs and attachments for blowers and vacuums in a quest to protect their homes and their gutters. Each new year may find homeowners hunting for that “better mousetrap” solution for staying safe on the ground and off a ladder while trying to maintain clean and safe gutters.
It turns out the best gutter cleaning solution with or without a ladder is a permanent one – a way to keep debris out of the gutters once and for all. Having Gutter Helmet of Greater Denver install new gutter guards from Gutter Helmet is the best permanent solution for managing all the potentially dangerous situations described above. Once Gutter Helmet is installed on your home, you will never have to clean your gutters again or have to deal with products like those in this list!
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